PE and Sport
9th November 2020
Foundation - On Friday, all foundation classes have been learning how to play parachute games. We also played the magic beans game as a warm-up to get our bodies ready. With the parachute we played: Cat & Mouse as well as Sharks & lifeguards.
Year 1 - We have been doing multi-skills, developing our rolling, stopping and catching skills. Children are learning how to make a ball roll in an accurate way to their partners and are learning how to intercept the ball and control it. We then went on to throwing and catching a football sized ball. We are learning to make a W shape with our 2 hands to catch.
Year 2 - we are doing dance this half term using a space theme. The classes have been learning a taught dance routine made by Mr Doku as well as creating their own space dances in pairs, which tell a story. Children are learning how to keep in time with the music and how to make moves change direction and speed.
Year 3 - We are starting to learn how to pay Boccia. A sport in the Paralympics. Children are learning the principles of team work, in particular communication and planning. Children have been working in groups of 4-5 to try and out perform their opposition (red teams verses blue teams) trying to get their Boccia balls as close the the jacks (white balls) as close as you can.
Year 4 - we are entering our year 4s into the Sports hall athletics competition organised by St. Lukes. This is a virtual competition, which has schools from around Exeter competing in running, throwing and jumping events. We have until December to try and get each class performing to their best to submit their high scores to St. Lukes school for them to announce the winners out of all primary schools that enter.
Year 5 - We are entering the year 5s into the city Games skills virtual sports competition organised by St. Lukes Academy. Schools from around Exeter will also be competing virtually against each other. Our children will be taking part in a variety of mini games from a variety of schools aiming to score personal bests in each challenge. Scores are then submitted to our School Games Organiser (Nick Gillard - From St. Lukes Academy) who will then announce the results by the end of this term.
Year 6 - we are entering our year 6s into the Sports hall athletics competition organised by St. Lukes. Children will be competing in 6 activities, aiming to score their best in each event. Mr Doku will collate the results and submit these to St. Luke's to see how we performed versus other primary schools that have also entered. We have until December to try and get each class performing to their best to submit their high scores to St. Lukes school for them to announce the winners out of all primary schools that enter.
PE at home
Hello everyone. Here are some videos for your children to try from home. We have a link to Mr Doku's youtube channel showing family workouts for your children to use from home (parental supervision is required).
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVEGb4bj6FV1B0ZmeOPeHIw - Mr Doku's channel.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw - mini movers, giving lots of physical activities to do, which also incorporates Literacy and Numeracy.
https://plprimarystars.com/for-families/activity-pack/more-things-to-try/motion-capture-clip - the premier league have provided lots of physical activities for families to try at home using this link.
Junior Race for Life 2019
At the end of the Summer term, our running club children took part in the Junior Race for life event, raising money for Cancer research. We managed to raise a whooping £757!!! A fantastic achievement for a great cause. Well done children of St. Leonards!
Under 11s Football League at St. Peters
The 4th Round of the St. Peters. With a few people away, we had a few new places join both of our teams. Our teams did there best against some strong teams, showing a "never give up attitude". There are 3 more rounds of this competition, which our A team still have a chance of winning the league.
Boccia Qualifiers at St. Luke's.
Could we repeat last years success of being crowed the Devon champions in Boccia? St. Leonards brought 2 teams to the competition, the Yellows and Blues. The Yellows came up against some strong schools, some of which were secondary schools. Winning as many as they lost, the Yellows did themselves proud, missing out on the medals narrowly. The Blues, captained by Victoria, rose to the occasion and performed extremely well, after a wobbly start, going on to win the majority of their matches and ultimately coming in Gold place. Well done girls!
Exeter and Mid Devon Hockey Qualifiers
It was the turn of our hockey squad to compete at St. Lukes in what has traditionally been a strong sport for St. Leonards, having won Gold in the last 2 years. We brought 3 teams to the event. Our A team winning all their games apart from one, which they drew with Willowbrook Primary School. Our B team winning more than they lost did well too. The end results were Gold to St. Leonards A team, with our B team just missing out on the medals in 4th place and our C team coming 7th. Our A team now go through to the Devon finals in Plymouth in Summer 2018. Our C team won the Spirit of the Games Values medals for showing determination, courage, honesty and respect throughout the competition.
Tennis Festival at Exeter University
A group of students from St. Leonards were invited to a tennis festival at Exeter University. The aim of the day was to have fun learning lots of tennis skills through adapted mini tennis games. Our year 4s had recently studied tennis at the beginning of the autumn term. They did games to improve their serving, back hand, forehand and volley shots. As well as some reaction games. Here are some of the action pictures from the day.
Girls Under 12s Futsal Competition
St. Lukes host the annual Under 12 girls football competition. A notoriously difficult competition, as this is open to year 7 teams as well. St. Leonards entered 2 teams into this competition, as is the popularity of girls football club, run by Miss Waller. Our B team got to wear the brand new kit, given to us on behalf of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, for which we are very greatful. Our B team put in a good showing, finishing joint 11th out of 15th teams. Our A team, did extremely well, finishing a record high of 5th in this competition, behind 3 secondary school teams and Wynstream. Our girls football squad will get even better as the year goes on. Watch this space for future successes by our girls football teams.
Outdoor Education Festival
A team of year 6 students were invited to take part in the Outdoor Education Festival at Killerton House, organised by St. Lukes Science and Sports Academy. Our team took part in team building games, Den Hunting, Orienteering and Wild Life identification. It was great seeing some of our children that have never been on a PE trip, enjoy their day and show their competitive edge.
Exeter Primary Football League at St. Leonards
St. Leonards have entered two teams into this years Exeter Primary Football League. Our teams will play 2 teams over 5 different Mondays after school for the chance to make the play-offs to be crowned Exeter Primary Football Champions. Our A team started very strongly, winning both of their games quite comfortably. Our B team narrowly lost their first game and lost their second game too. Miss Waller and myself were most impressed with the team for listening to our coaching points at half time and generally playing better in the second half.